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patreon-htpcguidesPatreon is a way for users to support content they enjoy. HTPC Guides was started when I had lots of free time while studying to be a Network and Systems Engineer. This site was and still is a way for me to give back to the community and practice my documentation skills – truly a win-win!

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Secure nginx Reverse Proxy with Let’s Encrypt on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

nginx-squareNginx is one of the most popular web servers around. It is already the web server of choice for millions of people and companies around the world. Here at HTPC Guides we are mostly interested in its excellent reverse proxy capabilities that we use for BitTorrent clients like Deluge and Transmission, and automation tools like Sonarr, CouchPotato and SickRage. It also works … I'm curious

Install Latest Deluge on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Deluge_iconDeluge is an excellent, powerful and very popular BitTorrent client. There is a constant debate which BitTorrent client should be used, and in most cases it really comes down to personal preferences. On Linux the three most popular choices are Transmission, Deluge and rTorrent (with ruTorrent interface). All three are excellent choices, I recommend to try them out and see for yourself which one … I'm curious

Install Proxmox Free Virtual Machine Host Management

proxmox-logoProxmox is a free virtual machine manager for your home media server. Proxmox has a minimal debian base and a great web interface for creating and managing virtual machines. With Proxmox you can have separate virtual machines for each component of your home media server. For example you can have one dedicated to usenet which doesn’t use a VPN and a torrent virtual machine that … I'm curious

Configure Transmission for VPN Split Tunneling on Ubuntu 14.x

transmission-bittorrentInstall Transmission BitTorrent Client for VPN Split Tunneling on Ubuntu 14.x. I highly recommend to run your BitTorrent client over VPN to protect your online privacy. My favorite way to do this is by using VPN Split Tunnel where only Transmission’s traffic will be routed over VPN connection and you will retain your direct connection to Internet for all the other users. This method also … I'm curious

Install and Configure Deluge VPN Split Tunneling Ubuntu 14.x

Deluge_iconIt is strongly advised to route your torrent traffic over VPN connection to protect your online privacy. An excellent and advanced way of doing this is to route only selected traffic over the VPN connection called VPN Split Tunneling.

This is Part 2 of the VPN split tunnel guide, Part 1 can be found here where you prepare your server for VPN Split Tunneling. This … I'm curious

Force Torrent Traffic through VPN Split Tunnel on Ubuntu 14.x

openvpn-logo-squareIn this guide we will show you how to configure your Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS for Split Tunneling with OpenVPN. You will be able to route your torrent traffic over your VPN connection, while everything else will have direct access, bypassing the VPN. We are essentially separating the network traffic on your server.

You will have full control over which applications you want to … I'm curious